by Jennifer J. Miller
It is that time of year again when the leaves are changing color and falling onto the ground: alarming everyone that fall is beginning its session. Now that the trees are changing, fashion is adjusting as well. It is time to put away the shorts, tanks and flip flops and change into something a little warmer.
Although last season was all about skinny jeans, fashion has taken a drastic change. Bell bottoms are coming back in this season. Stylists suggest that the jeans are worn at a reasonable length: not too long that they drag on the ground but cover a decent amount of the shoe.
And no woman can leave the house this fall without accessories, rumor has it that big bags are still in. Any shade of purple or metallic will do. Feel free to switch the style up a bit and not keep the exact shape continuous throughout any outfit.
Not into handbags? That’s okay. Hair accessories are also in high demand this season. Play around with different accessories. They are what make the outfit. One student who wished to stay anonyms stated “I cannot wait to pair up my jeans with a fabulous pair a shoes and go heavy with gold accents. Nothing screams fall like bold colors and fun accessories.”
One thing to keep in mind is that dark purple is the color of the season. So, a word to the wise – do NOT be caught without it! Go bold with accessories and colors. This season, nothing is too bold!
by Madeline Alden
Animal prints will never go out of style; with their fierce origins and exotic style, they will continue to remain in many peoples’ wardrobes. Incorporating animal prints into your outfit is easy. For a more subtle look just pair a cheetah print cardigan with a white tee, dark skinny jeans and boots. For a more eye catching look like Justine, wear a snake skin print dress. Justine Morgane jokingly says, “The print is like a second skin to me” about the dress.
Coral’s wild outfit was worn for a dress up day for the swim team but her outfit is another example of how fierce and dramatic animal prints can be. Another great combination is a black dress with cheetah print tights. Tights can add a striking touch to the Little Black Dress look.
First photo (left): Justine Morgan, second photo (right): Coral Serranno-Bennit
By Madeline Alden
This fall, the trends most apparent in the halls of Branford High School are floral prints, high-waisted skirts and plaid.
While plaid has always gone in and out of fashion, the contemporary look appears to be more fitted shirts and dresses. Many students are wearing this trend, while sporting a plaid dress Steph Dahlin says, “I think it’s cool that plaid is in style again. You could dress it up or down.” Steph Dahlin’s purple plaid dress is a chic alternative on the 90’s grunge staple.
Floral prints are reminiscent of the summer so it is no surprise that they are very prominent this fall. Bright bold florals are big this year with their feminine pattern and summery charm. Rachel Baker pulls in this trend with a floral shirt and t-shirt combo, Rachel’s stance on style is “I love when an outfit looks effortless yet everything ties together into a distinct style.”
Put way the mini’s because high-waisted shirts are back in style. Currently many students at Branford are wearing high-waisted shirts with a tee for a casual look or spicing the trend up with a ruffled blouse. One of the students is Erika Zocher who says, “I think that the high-waisted skirt trend is really great because it reminds me of the 40’s or 50’s, and I’ve always wished I could live back then,” about this look.
By Merissa Blitz
Photos- Madeline Alden
This school year, many new fashion trends have bloomed. The two most popular seem to be the peace sign and the scarf. You can see many of the street vendors in places like New York City carrying scarves and peace sign attire. Scarves are popular at stores such as American Eagle, Hollister, PacSun, and many more. “I love wearing a scarf,” says Ashley Austin, “it goes with my outfit and looks good and, at the same time, it keeps me warms.” Delia’s carries a variety of different clothing options that contain the peace sign; they even have a peace sign scarf! “I made my peace sign in jewelry class,” explains Kearny Sneath “I like to wear it because I support peace and not war.”
People usually wear scarves folded in half and tucked in hanging in front of themselves usually with a plain shirt or a shirt of the matching color and skinny jeans. It’s also fashionable to either wear a scarf around your head like a head band, or as a belt. There isn’t any one specific way to wear a peace sign; instead, they can be placed on anything, and anywhere. They tend to be on bags, scarves, shirts, drawn on pants, jewelry, and an infinite number of other options. Though scarves and peace signs are two of the most fashionable items this year, it is important to wear what YOU think looks good, not just what is “in.”